The Bump

Since I am now trying to conceive, TTC … I have found an amazing website called The Bump.  There is an enormous amount of information on this site, and so many women trying to become pregnant for the first time in the late age of 35 or over.

I found a glossary of abbreviations on The Bump that is very helpful  when I read posts.  This list is huge!

2WW – Two-week wait until time to take pregnancy test (approximately 14 days after ovulation)

AF – Aunt Flo (menstruation)
AI – Artificial Insemination
AMA – Advanced maternal age
AO – Anovulatory
AP – Adoption Process
AR – Assisted Reproduction
ART – Assisted Reproductive Technology
AW- Attention Wanted

BBs – Breasts
BC – Birth Control
BCP – Birth Control Pills
BBT – Basal Body Temperature
BD – Big Deed (baby making sex)
BF or BF’ing – Breastfeeding
BFN or BF0 – Big Fat Negative (home pregnancy test result)
BFP – Big Fat Positive (home pregnancy test result)
BIL – Brother-in-Law
BIO – The Nest Baby Community Bio
BM – Bowel Movement or Breast Milk
BOTB – Babies On The Brain
BRU – Babies R Us Store
BW or B/W – Blood Work

CB – Cycle Buddy
CBEFM – Clear Blue Easy Fertility Monitor
CD – Cycle day
CDs – Cloth Diapers
CF – Cervical fluid
CIO – Cry It Out
CL – Corpus Luteum
CM – Cervical Mucus
CNM – Certified Nurse Midwife
Colpo – Colposcopy
CP – Cervical position
CVS – Chorionic Villae Sampling

D&C – Dilation & Curettage
DD – Dear/Darling Daughter or Designated Driver
DC – Dear/Darling Child
D&E – Dilation & Evacuation
DH – Dear/Darling Husband
DI – Donor Insemination
DPO – Days past ovulation
DS – Dear/Darling Son

E2 – Estradiol
EBF- Exclusively Breastfed
EBM – Expressed Breast Milk
EDD – Estimated Due Date
EFF- Exclusively Formula Fed or Eco-Friendly Family (board)
ENDO – Endometriosis
EP- Exclusively Pump
EPT – Early Pregnancy Test
ER – Emergency Room
ET – Embryo Transfer
ETA- Edited to add
EWCM – Egg White Cervical Mucus

FC- Future Child(ren)
FET – Frozen Embryo Transfer
FF or FF’ing – Formula Feeding
FI – Fiance(e)
FM – Fertility Monitor
FWP – F* With Purpose (baby making sex)
FMU – First morning urine
FP – Follicular Phase
FRER – First Response Early Response
FSH – Follicle Stimulating Hormone
FTTA – Fertile Thoughts To All
F/U – Follow-up
FWIW- For What It’s Worth

GMA – Geriatric Maternal Age
GP – General Practitioner
GTKYFB- Get To Know Your Fellow Bumpie

HCG – Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
H&H – Happy and Healthy
HOM – High Order Multiples
HPT – Home Pregnancy Test
HRT – Hormone Replacement Therapy
HSC – Hysteroscopy
HSG – Hysterosalpingogram
HTH- Hope That Helps
IB – Implantation Bleeding
IC – Incompetent Cervix
IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome
ICSI – Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
IF – Infertility
IHO- In Honor Of
IM – Intramuscular
IMO- In My Opinion
IMHO- In My Humble Opinion
IR- Insulin Resistant
IRL- In Real Life
ITA- I Totally Agree
IUI – Intra-uterine Insemination
IVF – In Vitro Fertilization
KU- Knocked Up

LAP – Laparoscopy
LGBT – Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender
LH – Luteinizing Hormone
LIP – Link in post
LMP – Last Menstrual Period
LO – Little one
LP – Luteal phase
LPD – Luteal Phase Defect

MC – Miscarriage
MF – Male Factor Infertility
MS – Morning Sickness
MUD- Made Up Drama

NAK – Nursing at the Keyboard
NBR – Not Baby Related
NFO – Not Finding Out (gender)
NFP – Natural Family Planning
NFT – No Further Text
NIP – Nursing In Public
NMS- Not My Style
NP – Nurse Practitioner
NTD – Neural Tube Defect
NWT – New With Tag

O – Ovulation
OB – Obstetrician
OB/GYN – Obstetrician/Gynecologist
OC – Oral Contraceptives
OHSS – Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome
OP – Original Poster
OPK – Ovulation Predictor Kit
OPT – Ovulation Predictor Test
OTC – Over-the-counter
OV – Ovulation
OWT – Old Wives Tale

P4 – Progesterone
PA – Physician’s Assistant
PC – Post-Coital (after sex)
PCO, PCOD – Polycystic Ovary Disease
PCOS (POS) – Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PCP – Primary Care Physician
PCT – Post-Coital Test
PG – Pregnancy or Pregnant
PI – Primary Infertility
PIAC – Pee In A cup
PID – Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
PIH – Pregnancy Induced Hypertension
PIP – Picture in post
PIT – Pitocin
PM- Private Message
PMS – Premenstrual Syndrome
PNP- Pack and Play
PNV – Prenatal vitamin
POAS – Pee On A Stick
POMF – Pee on My Fingers
POTW- Picture Of The Week
Pough – Pee+Cough
PP- PostPartum or Previous Poster
PROM – Premature Rupture of Membranes
PTL – Preterm labor
PZ – PregnantZilla (self-centered pregnant woman)

RE – Reproductive Endocrinologist
RPL – Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
RSA – Recurrent Spontaneous Abortion

S/A – Sperm/semen analysis
SAHD – Stay At Home Dad
SAHM – Stay At Home Mom
SAHW – Stay At Home Wife
SAIFW – Success After Infertility Welcome
SHG – Sonohysterogram
SI – Secondary Infertility
Sniss – Sneeze+pee
SO- Significant Other
S/O – Speaking Of
SonoHSG – Sonohysterogram
STD – Short Term Disability
STTN- Sleeping Through The Night

TCOYF – Taking Charge of Your Fertility (book)
TI – Timed Intercourse
TIA – Thanks in Advance
TL – Tubal Ligation
TMI – Too Much Information
TR – Tubal Reversal
TRH – Thyroid Releasing Hormone
TSH – Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
TTA – Trying to Avoid
TTC – Trying To Conceive

UC – Unassisted Childbirth
US or u/s – Ultrasound
UTI – Urinary Tract Infection

V – Vasectomy
VBAC – Vaginal birth after caesarian
VR – Vasectomy Reversal

WAHM/D – Work at home mom/dad
WBC – White Blood Cells
WDYT- What Do You Think
WOHM/D – Work outside home mom/dad
WTEWE – What to Expect When You’re Expecting (book)
WWYD- What Would You Do

XP- Cross Post (Posted on multiple boards)

YGM- You’ve Got Mail
YGPM- You’ve Got a Private Message
YI – Yeast infection
YKWIM- You Know What I Mean

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